Father's Day

Grateful For The Things That Matter

My Dad Is Special To Me CEDAR HILL—What separates my dad, Clarence Black, from others is his sensitivity and compassion. My dad always shows me...

DeSoto East Middle School Students Thrive Through Daily Mentoring

DESOTO—Today I’d like to take this moment to send a shout out to a few very special young men. These young gentlemen, of their...
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My Local Starbucks: Longtime Drinker, First Time Caller

COMMENTARY—It's rare that I do this but I wanted to take a minute and express in writing my gratitude for the tremendous service that...

From The Cool Side Of The Pillow

COMMENTARY—Historians tell us that in his later years American forefather Benjamin Franklin indicated he had trouble sleeping. In the summer, Philadelphia must have been...
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Winning The World Series: Every Boy’s Dream

COMMENTARY—Somewhere around midlife, you realize that many of the dreams you had as a little boy and nearly all the hopes you had as...
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The Inexplicable Stairs – Chapel Of Our Lady Of Light

COMMENTARY—Albuquerque sits like an arid jewel on the fringe of the Sandia Mountains at the base of the Turquoise Trail. The city is one...

Never Trust a Man Who Doesn’t Limp!

The pain started before the Christmas holidays. At first, it was tolerable, but as weeks bled into anguishing months, the pain became unbearable. I could...
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End of the Road for Driver Responsibility Program?

COMMENTARY—The Texas Driver's Responsibility Program (DRP), criticized for its overly-complex structure and the fact that funds collected are often diverted to other state needs,...

Halloween Night Brings Out the Spooks

  A Halloween Night To Remember This particular Halloween night was somewhat special. I had foregone any parties that are usually associated with the season to...
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Philosophizing While Cleaning Out My Sock Drawer

  There are times when life is overwhelming.  It offers so many choices. There are even some things that need to be done immediately. When...